ADDFTINFO(1)               General Commands Manual              ADDFTINFO(1)

NAME         top

       addftinfo - add information to troff font files for use with groff

SYNOPSIS         top

       addftinfo [ -v ] [ param-option value... ] res unitwidth font

DESCRIPTION         top

       addftinfo reads a troff font file and adds some additional font-
       metric information that is used by the groff system.  The font file
       with the information added is written on the standard output.  The
       information added is guessed using some parametric information about
       the font and assumptions about the traditional troff names for
       characters.  The main information added is the heights and depths of
       characters.  The res and unitwidth arguments should be the same as
       the corresponding parameters in the DESC file; font is the name of
       the file describing the font; if font ends with I the font will be
       assumed to be italic.

OPTIONS         top

       -v prints the version number.

       All other options change one of the parameters that are used to
       derive the heights and depths.  Like the existing quantities in the
       font file, each value is in inches/res for a font whose point size is
       unitwidth.  param-option must be one of:

              The height of lowercase letters without ascenders such as x.

              The height of figures (digits).

              The height of characters with ascenders, such as b, d or l.

              The height of characters such as parentheses.

              The height of uppercase letters such as A.

              The depth of a comma.

              The depth of characters with descenders, such as p, q, or y.

              The depth of characters such as parentheses.

       addftinfo makes no attempt to use the specified parameters to guess
       the unspecified parameters.  If a parameter is not specified the
       default will be used.  The defaults are chosen to have the reasonable
       values for a Times font.

SEE ALSO         top

       groff_font(5), groff(1), groff_char(7)

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